Archives for Madison County IL

Should My Water Heater Be Replaced?

Have you recently been contemplating whether or not your water heater is ready to be replaced or not?  We have three common questions to take into account when deciding if a replacement is the best option! Has your water heater been regularly maintained? According to the The. U.S. Department of Energy the lifespan of a water heater is 10-15 years. Hard water may put it at lower range. Minerals build up, if not regularly flushed the minerals will cause damage to the inside and cause leaks if you haven’t had your water heater maintained it’s only a matter of time before it
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Do I Need An Expansion Tank For My Water Heater?

So you’ve heard of expansion tanks, know that water expands when heated and have seen these contraptions coming off of your water heater but still question why an expansion tank is needed? What Is It?: A drum like tank that attaches to the water line going into your water heater to absorb the excess water.  It provides extra volume needed in the system during the heating phase. What Does It Do?: It acts as a space for heated water to expand to rather than causing harm to your plumbing system.  When the water in your water heater is heated it
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I Need to Maintain My Water Heater…Why?

Just as we schedule regular maintenance for our cars and HVAC systems it’s also important to schedule regular maintenance on your water heater.  How awful would it be to wake up in the morning, turn on the shower and step into an ice cold stream of water? When a licensed and trusted plumber performs regular maintenance on your water heater you’ll avoid stepping into a cold shower and gain even more benefits!  Three major benefits for keeping up with annual maintenance are: 1. Increase Efficiency: regular maintenance on your water heater can definitely help to increase its operating efficiency.  If
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3 Easy Ways to Childproof Your Registers

Do you have little ones running around dropping toys in the registers, playing around with them or even harming themselves on the sharp corners? BELOMAN is here to keep your family comfortable and safe from all angles of your home.  In order to start childproofing your air return registers we’ve put together a few of the top ways to do so: Secure your registers: if your child is lifting air return registers and throwing objects into the register it can cause a problem in your ducts and leave unsafe areas open for your child. You can either secure them by
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Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Many are well aware of a conventional water heater but did you know that there are now options when it comes to the hot water flow in your home. A trending water heater is a tankless option!  These water heaters heat water directly on demand as it flows through your pipes.  There are many benefits to choosing a tankless water heater as well as a few cons to take into account when deciding if a tankless option is right for you! When it may be a pro: 1. More efficient: Tankless water heaters are much more efficient compared to conventional
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How To: Solve Uneven Cooling Issues in Your Home

Is your home suffering from uneven cooling? No worries–you’re not alone! Over time, there are several factors in your home that can lead your system to unevenly cool your home.  System aging, ductwork problems as well as dirty filters are all factors that may disallow certain areas of your home from feeling comfortable. BELOMAN is here to let you know that there are a few ways you can help and take control of the situation in your home. Check Your Air Vents: if air vents in your room are blocked with furniture this can prevent air from properly circulating into
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How To: Prevent a Vacation Plumbing Disaster

Summer months are upon us and the planning of summer vacations is in full gear. Along with planning excursions, what to pack and who’s going to take care of the family pet there’s also a list of tasks to get your home ready for your long leave of absence. Although reprogramming your thermostat while you’re away is a good start—your plumbing should not be left on the back burner! In order to leave your home feeling completely confident that you’ll return to a happy home your household plumbing system will need some quick-and-easy preparation as well. Picture this: you’re sitting on your
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Minerals, Dirt and Rubber, Oh My!

Have you recently gone to retrieve an ice cold glass of tap water only to find unwanted specks floating? This can be very unpleasant as well as unhealthy to drink!  Because of the potential problems, it’s important to correct the problem at hand.  Fortunately, there are ways to track down the source of the impurities in your household plumbing and prevent most of them. Dirty Water: if you are finding dirt or sand in your glass it is usually an indicator that there is a water main break somewhere in the public water supply and should be addressed by your
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7 Ideas for Updating Your Air Vent Covers

Are you looking for a painless and inexpensive way to quickly update the interior of your home??  One simple way to modernize a home is to update the air vents!  Your vents can easily make a living space outdated and throw off the feel of the room if they do not match the design in your home.  Most vents are metal grates which can look very drab and plain.  To give your home an extra touch of style we have put together a list of 7 ideas for updating your  air vent covers to keep your home updated! Wallpaper: if your vent cover is
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How To: Alleviate Pet Dander In Your Home

Have you caved in to allowing your children to have a pet even though you are allergic to pets? Yes, we do crazy things for our kids, but it can be especially tough if you have a pet living at home spoiling your indoor air quality!  By becoming more informed on cat and dog allergies you can identify what exactly is making you sneeze and reduce your exposure to pet allergens to improve the air quality in your home. Causes & Symptoms of Pet Allergies: Although dog and cat hair is usually the go-to blame for pet allergies, the culprit is
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